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result of realignment because that's added a whole another layer in terms of what public safety looks like and how the departments are responding. >> could you spell out or actually --. >> sure, that's the post release community supervision. i just wrote it down. i just use it all the time and i just wrote down anticipating that question. >> that's related to? >> that's related to the movement within government to release people from the state prison system back into local authority. so what that has caused throughout the entire state is that there is a new classification of individuals that are being released from custody to specific jurisdictions and in san francisco, you know, we've really taken the lead in terms of being prepared for that community coming back here. and it's folded into the ipo and part of the reason why we have an ipo is to address that
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concern because it is something new that all counties have to deal with in different ways. so i just wanted to put it in context how we got here and what it means and how it works kind of from the top, all of this is under ipo but this is how we got here and what we're dealing with. so that's the interrupting component. from a predictive component, or the p in the ipo, really what we do here, and the police are going to speak to this and give you a little detail because i think you guys want more detail in how it works, but generally the approach with predicting is using the technology we have with realtime crime analysis. i think everyone here is almost somewhat familiar with comstat and what we've done in the past and how information was kleted collected in the past. but now what we're doing is using the information we collect from
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comstat and realtime when there's a crisis to be addressed or problems that come up we can deploy resources based on the research that we've collected. the other thing that we're looking at right now are software in terms of best practices throughout the country, software that actually does some of the police predicting as well. it's listed there, some of the cities that we've seen those in place that we're contemplating adding to the police department here in san francisco. but before we even get there, we've already deployed, murphy is going to speak to this when i sit down, but he's already working on doing the realtime deployment and doing the analysis of the predictive policing itself. >> what would i be interested in hearing -- it seems you have ipo, interrupt, predict, organize. >> uh-huh. >> it seems like those are
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things that typically bee do as a city already, so what is actually new and how can you explain a new modality in terms of policing that is really come into effect with ipo? >> while some of these things may have existed in the past what we've done is analyze what is working best. one of the big enhancements or innovations we have introduced about some of the old tools is how we share those resources and communicate back and forth with each other. even though adult probation dealt with probationers and even though san francisco police department was dealing with people on the streets, having them at the same table at regular meetings discussing specific issues of concern as they come up like the, as i was explaining before, with the realignment stuff, these are fairly new things that have to be discussed and have to be prepared and have to be
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integrated in the communications so it's not just the law enforcement agencies working in silos addressing their own jurisdictions. there aren't really real jurisdictions in law enforcement. they have to be sharing information collectively and that's from the top to the bottom. just specifically talking about the ipo, i think what's new and i think is more helpful than not is the focus with organizing and the community component so it's not just a community dealing and reacting to public safety, it's the community sharing information with and through law enforcement so that they are part of the discussion and really partners and how the city approaches what public safety is. am i answering the question? >> yes, and if you could explain how you have been able to implement an ipo strategy
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within, say, visitacion valley, has has this resulted in real communication and collaboration, what are the examples of your organization and the department and how they work together. >> i don't want to steal deanna's thunder, the stuff where you see literally on the streets where you are talking about specific streets and specific districts. but from the i and the o perspective, how that works, that information as it goes up, what's happening is we have regular meetings from these agencies that are dealing with that information when it comes in from the streets. so it's not just we may have had an incident that happened last week, for example, it's what happens as a result -- let's say there is a shooting in whatever neighborhood. as a result of that shooting, the situation doesn't end because someone was arrested. the situation doesn't end right there. individuals are still dealing with that trauma. the neighborhood is still affected. you need to figure out what the root causes are from that
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shooting so one of the things that's happening now is that neighborhoods are meeting and communities are coming together to discuss those incidents. then they are also sharing that information with law enforcement so it goes back up into the ranks so they can accommodate more quickly how to respond, not just to make sure that someone got shot, now they are being held accountable and that person may go to jail or be in prison, but we are integrating law enforcement to make sure we don't have that same kind of shooting in the future. or if this is something that law enforcement can insert itself in to make sure we don't have related shootings occurring as a result of that first shooting. is that making sense? some of these things were happening before, but they weren't happening at the level that they are happening now where we're having such shared communication that it's going back and forth from top to bottom so the meetings that are taking place in the community, that information is being shared all the way up to the top in the law enforcement agencies and they are adapting
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and developing policies to address those situations. if you have specific stuff, i know when we get to the organizing part we're going to flesh it out as to what that looks like on the street on a daily basis and what it looks like in specific neighborhoods. >> so, yeah, this is really helpful to get the bigger overview and you just gave an example if there's some activity in a neighborhood, crime activity, that you can then kind of focus more on preventative strategies to prevent it in the future. there were i think 4 armed robberies in the richmond district in august. i know we were working closely with the police captain in our district, but knowing more how there's a city-wide approach to creating a merchant watch area or some concentrated crime prevention strategy, that would be really helpful for me to know. >> with that example specifically, so there were
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already agencies that existed like sf safe that would organize merchants and they would come in. but having sf safe be activated by the specific incidents that have happened, those are some of the new approaches and some are those of the innovative practices we have now so it's more than just a happenstance occurrence, a community-based organization that has a role to play will play it. we're all talking and communicating and sharing information now so when there is an incident it's not just, okay, there are that robbery and there were 4 separate robberies because there weren't 4 separate robberies, there is that link even if that link is just that's happening in the same place. what that says to law enforcement is that this community can be taking steps to make sure as we have those 4, there's not going to be 5. >> i'm pleased even though 3 suspects were apprehended, it doesn't stop there, there's on-going community-based
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efforts. i'm glad to hear the big overview how it works in our neighborhood. >> that's exactly the point. it's the umbrella. ipo is the umbrella and all these things fall under the umbrella but it's not just at the bottom, it goes all the way to the top and there are scheduled meetings to make sure the chiefs and the department heads of all those agencies are getting information and feedback what's happening in the specific neighborhoods and then it folds into the predictive policing to make sure the resources are there and the information is shared. again, like i said, i think it's really important that we stress the information flows back and forth from the top to the bottom so the information of what law enforcement is doing is being shared on the streets so that people can share resources and accommodate how they can partner with law enforcement and things are happening with the community, not to the community. with that, let me introduce the organization because i think that folds into what's happening in the district so
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she can answer more questions. deanna >> i would say that one of the more forward seconds of moving forward --. >> i'm sorry, please identify yourself. >> i'm sorry, deanna navar leche, thank you for having us here. i'll just pick up where paul left off. in terms of the organized section, it really emphasizes the importance of making sure there's a bridge between social service agencies and enforcement agencies, that there's an on-going dialogue as paul mentioned in trying to create a strategy that is effective not only in targeting individuals that are high at risk and in custody but targeting the faith based community, using our strength as a community in general to
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mobilize and organize communities to promote stop the violence. i would say this is one of the newer approaches throughout my time in the last 10 years that i've been doing violence prevention i've never seen a component that really emphasizes the organizing piece that really pushes to get out to the community and functions at the ground level. a little bit more about that, in terms of organize, again, it relates to a strategy, it emphasized implementing a coordinated social service strategy. we also are looking into trying to create wrap around programs that address intervention needs, work force needs and in general educational needs which are very much prior indicators of why many individuals end up actually engaging in violence. so we want to get to those factors, right, that really inhibit someone from progressing in life in general and at the same time we want to be able to build successful
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wrap around programs. those are major pieces of the o section. another huge area that is very new in some of our (inaudible) city and county is an education and mobilization section, an objective that really relates to trying to really rely on our strengths in the community residents whether it be faith based groups, individuals who are just passionate about stopping violence, really working with them to create community gatherings and to create in general a plan so they can go ahead as a community and give us input at the mayor's office what needs to be done to really stop the violence in general. so that's the organized section as a whole. the ipo, you know, you will see it divided into the seconds that paul discussed which relate to interrupt, predict and organize. as i mentioned earlier, there are specific objectives that relate to each section that really emphasize just trying to bring the umbrella together to create a safer san francisco. so this
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is just a draft template because we're still creating a lot of, we're having an opportunity where we're allowing input to come in for the next couple months to really solidify this chart. we're working closely with city agencies trying to reflect do we need to shift anything, do we need more input, we're going out to the community, working closely with our faith-based constituents to make sure we capture all the needs in each area. one of the areas that have been activated and supervisor avalos, you were one of the first supervisors that engaged in this setting in the street response team is exactly that, the street violence response team. it's a new approach and it really tries to emphasize trying to coordinate and overall strategy whenever there's a homicide or a critical assault that's impacting a community. as paul discussed, this is an opportunity where the purpose is to really focus on an actual
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critical incident that has happened and it has really impacted san francisco as a whole. homicides impact all families, children and families throughout the city and county so the mayor's office thought it was important to begin organizing a critical response team that would basically create a table of captains from a station, the cbo's that are doing the work on the ground level, the sfcrn that is doing the street outreach and they are involved depending on the incident, dph's critical response team, crisis response services, and the victim witness program and sfusd if it relates to individuals in the sfusd structure. how do we activate this? the way we activate this, sfpd provides the information it our unit in 24 hours whenever there's a homicide or critical
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assault. then following that, what i do is then i assess and determine whether a meeting needs to take place in 2 days or whether we can go ahead and have the discussion in our weekly session. so for homicides we will be responding in two days just because of the critical matter and we want to make sure that family and children and youths and anyone that's impacted receives services in a coordinated fashion. for critical assaults we will be having a weekly meeting from 2.30 to 3.30 every tuesday to review what is happening, how is it impacting individuals and how is it impacts community. i have a team that's going to be working with us to try to actually make sure that there's a response, that there's a traction and a tracking mechanism where we make sure everyone that has committed resources that they follow-up immediately and that the families or anyone that's impacted really receives a
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whole full bredth of service plan. this is a new and innovative approach. we've never done it in this fashion. in terms of confidential pieces --. >> i might stop you for a second. are you personally in direct relationship with any of the families or you are aware of, you know, all the different familiar sis that are impacted by homicide? you personally? just trying to figure out the chain of command on that. >> jasmine dawson is in our office, if i know that family because of my previous work we try to work with that family but jasmine dawson is the contact person. we're actually encouraging that we keep these
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meetings overarching in terms of the planning piece for san francisco but then all the confidence one on one contact that it happen independent from this setting. because it is bound by confidentiality agreements. the service providers are the ones that know the families in depth and they are invited to our meetings to give information in a confidential way but also to link up to the rest of the constituents that are there. in terms of outcome, we are going to be tracking outcome and one big piece that's part of these meetings is organizing community events that really respond to some of the issues going on. currently right now with the 6 incidents that we have responded to, these are some of the outcomes that we have so far. these are the areas that were impacted in october through november up to date since i've been appointed to this position we've started these meetings and these are the homicides that have impacted san francisco, we've
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responded to all of them, the vrt teams have been able to be deployed and actually available to offer law enforcement in certain communities that need more patroling, more beat officers. that's part of our discussion as well because it's part of our full plan to prevent street violence. >> do you have hard copies of this? >> i do. i don't have any available but i can email. >> it's kind of hard to read on the screen. >> and in terms of the individual, again, like i mentioned earlier, san francisco's general office wrap around project is very instrumental there, they are a case management program that is at the bed site when a individual is critically wounded. they are a part of that prevention team that really tries to make sure that they understand the needs ftd individual and then work closely with any family members. as i mentioned earlier, dph is a part of this, all members
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that have been involved in this have been given the opportunity to engage in health services through dph the da works with the victims that need any type of victim services specifically whether they want to relocate or they need any type of assistance in general. then the crn works with the individuals impacted by street violence. they really try to target now deliberately anyone that is part of a homicide that might be gang involved or if there's further retaliation. now they are at the table really dialogues with sfpd, dph and all the cbo's to figure out how they can de-escalate the violence. in terms of exchanging information, of course in a confidential way, but there's definitely a more structured way to share information. i want to pause real quick and emfa zultz for the family
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piece, i would say that family, really really focusing on families as part of our treatment plans now because most often it's those fathers, it's the grandmothers, it's the girlfriends that really try to work closely with us and that actually contact the cbo's or offices to make sure their brother, sister, boyfriend that they actually get the wrap around service that is they need and what we find is that throughout all the scenarios that we have had, you know, the women that are part of these communities have been very vocal and have been one of those that really mobilize and organize their constituents and the voices of trying to promote peace. not trying to talk down to our male counterparts, that voice, but i want to emphasize what we've done so far we've seen a lot of women stepping up and being a part of that
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overall strategy and vision. >> we had a homicide in mount vern run in july, i'm not sure, i haven't had a chance to connect with the family yet but they actually, the mother who lost her son, has been holding vipblg i wills once a month on the date of the event every month since july. yeah, it's true, mothers are playing a large role. there's an organization called the healing circle which consists of men and women but a lot of leadership is women who are part of it then i, you know, it's really important work that women are doing and have met our part of it too. but again. >> thank you, the last part like i mentioned earlier, is the community piece so you know we're actually supporting the palsy event this afternoon, we're encouraging all the different peace events that happen in other xhuebts, we're
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encouraging that organization, working with the babies to try to create some kind of street fair to promote a message to try to decrease violence and offer resources. this again is a new component in terms of a violence prevention approach. it's about trying to break down all the individual service needs, really making sure that we wrap around families and that we look forward and try to create as much community dialogue. it's up and down, top and bottom, so there is no disconnect. hopefully in the future we will strive to create a better response to violence, a more coordinated violence. my hope is that we can deepk cease decrease some of these homicide attempts and hopefully just decrease violence. >> you did mention tonight we
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are having a community meeting at the libby rec center at 6:00 tonight. that's on the corner of montana and plymouth and that will be one of those community gatherings that we have had in the omi we have had a large number of homicides compared to other years. we shouldn't have any at all and it's a chance for community members to talk about what we're saying what needs to be done, investments in the neighborhood, so we can work together. there has been a lot of information, that strategy of working to the with the police department and other public safety departments and community-based organizations is really important. i think one thing that needs to be emphasized, we talk about the organizing aspect of the violence prevention work is really looking at the assets and what we need to build on in order to strengthen the efforts
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around. you mentioned wrap around projects, work force development education, i think those, the lack of those things is one of the root causes of violence and i think looking at not just getting paepl to work together but how we can make greater investments in these places so we can have more opportunity for people to find, or to get jobs or to get greater academic support in their lives. we were able to actually really impact more people that way, we know we're going to be laying the groundwork for real prevention that can stop this from happening in the future. so that's where i think it would be great if we can emphasize that more in future budget years. the children's fund is getting reauthorized but also there will be another grant cycle for the children's fund coming up that needs to really address these issues as well,
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especially in neighborhoods that have a higher incident of violence. that's an important direction to continue to go, we have to increase the investments we make and not just make sure people are working together, to identify what the needs are and how we can respond as a city. if we can make sure we are working to the and responding it that need i think we are making some progress that will play out for prevention moving forward. >> i'd like to add that for the mayor's office what we are doing is working closely to the budget office to be able to identify the resources needed according to the 3 layers i was referring to earlier. we need to target what kind of investment in order to make sure this plan is successful and make sure it's in a design or a program that ends up reaching the individuals that are mostly impacted, whether they are victims or
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perpetraters, of street violence. >> jobs are critical for the part of the citizens that are impacted by violence. up until this end there has not been any investment in work force placement dollars in district 11 and that was something that my office was able to get into the budget this year for the very first time. i think we need to look at where there is limited investment elsewhere in the city, including continuing to make greater investments in district 11 so we can see that impact. we are seeing a huge increase of public dollars. i think it's important to look at how we can use them and target in specific neighborhoods where we are seeing a high incidence of violence. >> thank you. >> good morning, supervisors,
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i'm john murphy, i'm the commander of investigations of the san francisco police department. without repeating what my learned colleagues have already talked about, i just want to say the overarching goal that chief sur has mandated, is no more fragmentation of responsibility for anyone. we as a city family, all the different agencies, have to share information and work together in order to solve the violence in our communities. because public safety is all of our responsibility. so without repeating what's already been said, i just want to talk about, you were asking about the new and more innovative things we are doing. we brought back many of the tried and true enforcement operations such as doing parole searches, probation searches, but we're now including other agencies. juvenile probation, the sheriff's department. how it's different is this. an individual might be on probation, he might be on parole, might be on juvenile
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probation or it might be abdomen paracs release. they may be in an area which is a violation of their probation but it may not necessarily be a crime. so by partnering with the juvenile adult probation we are able to identify people who are violating their probate and then the probation department can take action to that end. also assembly bill 109 has created a situation where we need to assess what's happening with post-release individuals. we're focusing on individuals that have been released from state prison that are on prcs that are arrested in possession of firearms. when they are arrested in possession of firearms, or if they are a victim of a crime, i get a copy of the report and i meet with wepbldy still or marty from
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adult probation and actually bring them a copy of the report. hey, this individual, not only are they on prcs release and they got arrested in san francisco, but they got arrested in oakland, they got arrested in richmond, they may have gotten arrested in san mateo. to that end it's all of our -- the individual might have gotten arrested in san mateo, wendy will make sure we work together as a region as opposed to just san francisco. so there is no more fragmentation of responsibility. the other new thing we came up with is an actual calendar. you are familiar with zone enforcement. now we have an actual calendar for thursday through sunday and what it does, i personally do the calen

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